Weighty Obsession

Have you ever been around someone that is so desperate to lose weight or always obsessing about weight that it can drive you crazy? For me, it can be all the time. I currently work with a woman 5 years younger than me and she is always talking about it. She’s a nice person, when she talks about something else, but this weight obsession she has is driving me crazy. It doesn’t help that I sit right across from her. She is a pretty woman and in great shape. She is constantly talking about food, dieting, etc. to the point where I’m just ready to tell her to shut the hell up around. I don’t want to hear it.  She’s always hungry and talking about the things that she can’t have but want. I can not tell you how many times she has obsessed about having pizza, donuts, candy, etc. Say she eats a salad for lunch, an hour or so later she will be hungry and talking about how she wants something sweet or greasy. All I can do is just playfully laugh and tell her “I understand”. When on the inside I am just done with it.

The times I have seen her cheat she always looks guilty or sick. Once, someone brought in donuts for breakfast and she ate one. After she came back from lunch she looked completely miserable. I asked her what was wrong and she told me she had thrown up because she ate the doughnut. In my head all I could think was WOW! Is it that serious? She said she went to her mom’s house and started crying because she was so upset with herself that she had eaten that doughnut. This is the part where I don’t understand.

I don’t understand some people’s obsession with trying to get the perfect body to the point where they become miserable when they do something that is not in their plans. Honestly, it really makes me feel sorry for them. I hope I don’t ever get to that point. The funniest thing I’ve seen with people like this is its usually people (most of the time women) who are skinny/thin or fit that act this way. As much as I try to understand people, this is just something I can’t understand. Can you really be healthy if the way you are going about it isn’t?

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